12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt When we found out the National Portrait Gallery is to close in 2020 for three years, we decided we’d better stage our 12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt one more time. The 12 Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt at The National Portrait Gallery on Friday 27th December 2019 at 1pm The 12 … More National Portrait Gallery Christmas Treasure Hunt
We headed to Bournemouth to see their Christmas Tree Trail…. The Christmas Tree Wonderland trail has more than 100 glittering trees and festive illuminations. The free trail starts at the illuminated big wheel, situated in Pier Approach, before weaving through Bournemouth’s historic Lower Gardens. You can get a great view from the big wheel, before … More Christmas Tree Wonderland
Here be dragons at Hampton Court Palace Until 03 November 2019 there are a number of dragons to be found around Hampton Court Palace. To help you hunt your dragons there is an activity map available from the Information Centre. Each dragon has a special name and its own superpower.
If you venture down to Mile End, you can explore Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. This is a historic cemetery that is now a local nature reserve. Although there are still a large amount of gravestones and funerary monuments spread around the cemetery, the area now resembles natural woodland, with many bird and insect species making it their … More Exploring A Cemetery At Mile End
It’s often said that you never visit what’s on your doorstep. Sometimes because the attractions become so familiar that you just expect them to always be there. And sometimes it’s because you don’t know they exist. Or maybe you do know they exist, as you’ve heard their name, but you have no idea what’s there … More Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill House
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Guy Fawkes, from ‘Peeps into the Past’ ? Born in York to Edward and Edith Fawkes, Guy Fawkes was baptised a Protestant at St Michael le Belfry on the 16th April 1570. His father was a proctor of the ecclesiastical courts and advocate of the consistory court of the…
Halloween-themed haunted houses first emerged during the Great Depression as ways to distract young tricksters. Groups of families would deck out their basements with home made scary decorations. Then they would hold “house-to-house” parties, where the children would travel from basement to basement, experiencing different scary scenes. Trails Of Terror A 1937 party pamphlet is quoted in Lisa … More Haunted House Trail